Skip to comments.Britain OKs television ads for abortion clinics
Posted on 01/23/2012 8:47:09 AM PST by massmike
Britain's broadcast advertising body has given the go-ahead for private abortion clinics to advertise their services on television, angering those who say that the move desensitizes the public to the practice.
The Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice said late Friday there was no justification for barring private clinics that offer post-pregnancy services, including abortions, from advertising on television. Nonprofit post-pregnancy services are already allowed to advertise on television, and their for-profit counterparts are allowed to advertise in all other media.
The organization's spokesman, Matt Wilson, said that "there is not going to be some sort of free-for-all saying: 'Come to us to get an abortion.' They are not there to promote abortion, they have to promote an array of services."
Speaking to Britain's right-leaning Daily Mail, Conservative lawmaker Nadine Dories said the move would allow broadcasters to make a profit "through advertising revenue off the back of a service which ends life. It's appalling."
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Are cigarette ads banned in the UK like they are in the US?
I wonder if it stipulated that the ads are “English only”?
I killed my baby and saved.
Now get a free toaster with every abortion.
Drive through now open.
Kill your baby in 30 minutes or less or your next abortion is free.
I apologise, but I just had to do it. I just had to drag this one out of the 1970’s:
You rape ‘em, we scrape ‘em,
No fetus can beat us.
Some things just shouldn’t be aired like dirty laundry, abortion ads, sex toy commericals and The Won.
TV cigarette ads banned in 1965, cigar/loose tobacco TV ads in 1991. Print cigarette ads banned in 2003, 2001 in Scotland. Shop-based cigarette ads banned in 2005.
Several exemptions from this legislation remain:
Advertisements that appear within the tobacco industry
Advertisements in publications that are not primarily aimed at a British audience
Advertisements in pubs, clubs and shops, as long as the advert’s total size does not exceed that of an A5 piece of paper, with 30% of that being taken up by government health warnings.
Advertisements other than those for cigarettes or hand-rolling tobacco within specialist tobacconists if the sale of cigars, snuff, pipe tobacco and smoking accessories accounts for over 50% of their sales
Direct mail that has been specifically requested
At the least, will pro-life organizations also be allowed to advertise on TV?
“You make ‘em, We take ‘em.”
er, the other Britain
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Why do these fiends hate Life so much? Why do they hate humans? Why do they hate babies? Why do they hate mothers?
Well, being that I speak to more Europeans every day (when not speaking to Japanese), it tells me all I need to know about their moral values... or lack there of, in this case :~(